HyperDic: soft-soap

English > 2 senses of the word soft-soap:
VERBcommunicationsoft-soappersuade someone through flattery
communicationsoft-soapuse flattering talk / talk on somebody
English > soft-soap: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningpersuade someone through flattery.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey soft-soap him into writing the letter
Broaderwheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigleInfluence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
English > soft-soap: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningUse flattering talk / talk on somebody.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam and Sue soft-soap
Broaderflatter, blandishpraise somewhat dishonestly

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